Two Metro-North trains break down in morning rush

An early morning train to Grand Central Terminal broke down between Stamford and Greenwich this morning stranding more than 500 passengers without air conditioning for 45 minutes.

The 6:26 a.m. train from South Norwalk came to a halt at 7 a.m.  when its main diesel engine broke down, Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said.

While several passengers complained about the heat on the train on social media, there were no calls for medical assistance from the stuck passengers.

A rescue train deployed to the scene was coupled to the disabled train and towed it to Stamford arriving at 7:47 a.m.

Earlier in the morning the 7:04 a.m. from Bridgeport due at Grand Central Terminal at 8:28 a.m. broke down in the Park Avenue Tunnel, Anders said.  A team of Metro-North mechanics from 125th Street were able to board the train and restore power to enough cars to drive the train into the station, according to Anders.

The train was back underway by 9:05 a.m., according to Anders.